jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the tap poured a dark brown color with a small amount of head. Spicy toasted malty flavor with a lasting finish.
HeadyDE (501) - Delaware, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at dfh brewpub..dark saison..interesting..color is unique for the style..coffee dominant aroma..smokey peat malt is also present in the nose and finish..smoke is a bit overpowering..has an almost stout like profile.malt dominated but still a good offering..not picking up much from the peppers and oranges..quite flavorful and smooth for the 6%..
sonnycheeba (3501) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear brown with a slight ruby tint and thin, fizzy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is figs, smoke, caramel and toasted malt, light earthy hops, mixed nuts, and pork. Flavor is toasted malts, smoked meat, dark fruit esters, and floral hops; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at DFH. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy off-white to light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is light smoke and meat notes with dates, dry grass and earthy malt, spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, nutty, dates, smoked meat and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
GMCC2181 (1502) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by imstilltheGman... Ruby color... not much head. Nose of spices, dried fruits and earthy yeast. Taste reminds me of a holiday abbey dubbel than a saison... Light smoke, lots of spices, cinnamon, peppery, earthy, dry.... Different that is for sure. Medium body. Enjoyed but wouldnt go out of my way to have it again.... Thanks Guy
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours dark brown with a think khaki head. Nice peppery notes balanced by some malty notes on the nose. I’m getting some of the Saison properties but also the roasted pepper provides some balance and a bit of lingering flavor. Nice!